they are threatened by boats or by cold or just people not understanding how important it is to save them. >> but the tea party knows the slippery slope to tyranny begins on a manatee's back. >> we're losing our freedoms piece by piece. the biggest problem is that the piece you lose is not of interest to me so i don't do anything about it. >> first they came for the manatee riders. >> yes. >> and i was silent because i did not ride a manatee. >> absolutely. >> today we can't ride a manatee, tomorrow we won't be able to open a business. >> just want to saveman tease. >> but the purpose of the endangers species act isn't to protect species it's to deny people private property. >> no, we don't want to do that either. >> if the animals rights people get their way, they are talking about shutting down whole communities, ripping them out of ground, taking out highways. the united nations is going to turn the civilized world, the western world into a third world nation.